Breakout #4: Tuesday April 24 from 1:45pm to 2:45pm
Expanding Access to Care: Implementation of Advanced Practice Providers
Beverly Gish (Mt. Carmel College of Nursing) and Maria Gluys (Ohio Dominican University)
Many free clinics face the challenge of volunteer provider recruitment. This presentation will outline the advantages of engaging with advanced practice providers as a volunteer resource to expand access to care. The presentation will explain the current role that APPs have in clinical practice in Ohio. It will also outline the education and scope of practice of physician assistants and nurse practitioners in Ohio and describe what is necessary to implement a physician assistant and/or nurse practitioner into your clinic.
The State of Breast Health in Ohio
Gina Chicotel (Associate Director, Komen Northeast Ohio) and Julie McMahon (Director of Mission, Komen Columbus)
Every 10 years, the four Ohio Affiliates of Susan G. Komen conduct a mixed method, comprehensive breast health needs assessment. This needs assessment allows us to identify the populations and areas most in-need of breast health services throughout the state. The data collected also provides detailed information on what services are or aren’t available, the quality and accessibility of those services, and strategies organizations can use to have a greater impact on populations and areas most in-need. The 2015 Community Profile reports found that while the state of Ohio is 32nd in incidence for breast cancer, the state is 4th in overall deaths from the disease. This presentation will cover the details on why Ohio is so high in deaths and discuss strategies for improving outcomes and decreasing existing disparities for diverse populations.